The SUNY Board of Trustees held a hearing today in Manhattan on the fate of Long Island College Hospital.
The Cobble Hill Association’s Jeff Strabone testified at the hearing saying, “Please make medical decisions based on medical need and not on greed.” Read his full statement at Cobble Hill Blog.
NY1: “It’s not a matter of mismanagement,” said SUNY Board Chairman Carl McCall. “LICH has never had the resources to provide the kind of support that that community wants and probably needs, and we did not have those resources either. And you say that the folks there are angry. They are angry, and I understand that. But we have a lot of people here in SUNY.”
McCall said that there isn’t much that they can do right now because of the court case, but they are considering some proposals to turn the hospital into an urgent care facility and also possible condominiums.
Fast forward to the end and see McCall say that condos are NOT being considered.